The one little one of Sister Wives stars Kody Brown, 53, and Meri Brown, 51, has come out as transgender in a brand new Instagram submit. Leon Brown, previously referred to as Mariah Brown, revealed their new pronouns and shared particulars about their childhood whereas sharing their identification. “Somebody just lately advised me that i didn’t must have all of my s*** discovered to ensure that me to share myself with the world,” Leon wrote by way of the June 28 submit. The accompanying images confirmed Leon carrying khaki shorts, a white button up shirt, and sandals whereas placing an off-the-cuff out of doors pose.
“So right here’s me, positively not having nearly any of my s*** discovered, to let that i’m trans. My identify is Leon or Leo (i really like each) and my pronouns are they/them,” they continued, reflecting on their “restrictive” Utah upbringing. “I bear in mind the primary time that i knew i wasn’t a girl. i used to be fairly younger & sadly i grew up in a context that was extremely gendered & restrictive. so i continued to be socialized as a woman & later a lady. and right here’s the factor, i’m lastly able to share my favourite self with the world. and that self is extremely genderqueer, trans, and unapologetic.”
The 26-year-old has been a mainstay of the TLC community hit since its debut in 2010, after they had been only a teen. They went on to explain their “favourite self.” “Being queer & trans are positively a few of my favourite elements of myself,” they wrote. “And but, there are such a lot of issues that i’m studying to like about myself by this course of. right here’s to me attending to know myself, share myself, and frequently evolve to be the particular person i’m, to be my favourite self in all contexts.”
Leon accomplished the highly effective social media submit with a stern warning for anybody who may not want to respect their pronouns and identification. “**I’m sharing this a part of myself to let of us in, and likewise to set some boundaries. in case you select to not use my correct name or pronouns, then you do not want to talk to or about me,” they wrote. “My identify is Leo or Leon, and my pronouns are they/them. please solely consult with me in that method**.”
Leon is one among 18 of polygamist Kody Brown’s kids throughout four marriages — though only one is a authorized union, whereas the remaining are termed “non secular” marriages. Whereas their mother and father haven’t formally reacted to their announcement, Meri did share Leon’s submit to her Instagram tales on Tuesday (June 28,) alongside the phrases, “You’re my sunshine.”